Beautiful garden spider.  The golden silk orb-weavers (genus Nephila) are a genus of spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave. Nephila consists of numerous individual species found around the world.

The golden silk orb-weavers (genus Nephila) are a genus of spiders noted for the impressive webs they weave. Nephila consists of numerous individual species found around the world.

Golden Silk Orbweaver - Nephila clavipes - female

Spider - Creativity and the Weaving of Fate

Orb Weaver, garden spider makes a zipper like web, said to be the strongest web weaved of all arachnids.  URL: http://wolfspider.org/

Orb Weaver, garden spider makes a zipper like web, said to be the strongest web weaved of all arachnids. Super beautiful spider - as pretty as the flowers. - Photo by Kelly Lindquist

Banded-legged golden orb weaver (Nephila senegalensis) from Gorongosa, Mozambique. They weave enormous webs of yellow silk - click through for an astounding video of a golden spider-silk cape.

Banded-legged golden orb weaver (Nephila senegalensis) from Gorongosa, Mozambique. They weave enormous webs of yellow silk - click through for an astounding video of a hand woven golden spider-silk cape.

Golden Orb Weaver

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Golden silk orb weaver spider.  Gorgeous!

The golden silk orb weaver spider incites fear and loathing in safari-goers, especially those driving off-road through the bush--and through its web.

Golden orb weaver spider

A beautiful spider

gorgeous spider

Credit: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images A spider in its web at Godavari botanical gardens on the outskirts of Kathmandu

Golden Orb Weaver [Order: Araneae]

What the hell?

Golden silk orb-weaver, Nephila plumipes, by (manda) via Flickr (cc-by-nc-sa): http://www.flickr.com/photos/26893598@N02/4759148435/

Golden silk orb-weaver, Nephila plumipes, by (manda) via Flickr (cc-by-nc-sa): http://www.flickr.com/photos/26893598@N02/4759148435/

Real happy with this close up.  Golden Silk Orb-Weaver (Banana Spider) Nephila clavipes

Real happy with this close up.

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